Cutting down on crime, or invading personal space?
That's the question, now that there will soon be more eyes on a crime ridden Rock Island neighborhood.
There are currently two cameras up in Longview Park, and three more coming soon.
"Me and my buddy were working on my truck and I guess a drug deal or something must have gone bad. A car comes flying up past us somebody starts shooting at it. Round hit right between me and my buddy," said longtime Longview resident Caleb Umlandt.
It's crimes like these police said make surveillance cameras necessary in the area around 15th Avenue.
"Absolutely they can prevent crime," said Deputy Chief Jason Foy of the Rock Island Police Department.
For the past few years, Rock Island police have been slowly putting them throughout the city.
In the district and by the Centennial Bridge, plus the two at Longview Park, for a grand total of thirteen.
"Our manpower doesn't allow us to be everywhere at one time, but these cameras give us other opportunities," said Foy.
Police said the area around the park has a lot of crime, and the extra cameras will keep people safe.
"Longview park has had its incidents over the years," said Foy.
Most of the people we talked to are all for the cameras keeping watch.
Like this man who didn't want to be identified.
"I think it's a good thing 'cause it'll keep some of the riff raff out, the trouble that the kids cause by fighting," he said.
But one man we talked to said it's not right.
"Well it's ridiculous because we shouldn't be surveillanced you know, at the park having a good time, makes you feel like little kids and I'm just not with that," said Longview resident Dimetrous Hickman.
The cameras will be put up in a few weeks, and officers said the timing is right.
It was surveillance images that helped identify the suspects in the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
"You look at Boston recently and look at the benefits of the cameras," said Foy.
The Rock Island Police Department said they hope to continue to expand their cameras to other parts of Rock Island as well.
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